Who won Wakamatsu vs McLaren?
Yuya Wakamatsu beat Reece McLaren by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of ONE on TNT 3, on Wednesday 21st April 2021 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yuya Wakamatsu.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Wakamatsu vs McLaren stats
Yuya Wakamatsu stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Reece McLaren made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Wakamatsu had a massive power advantage over McLaren, boasting at 85% knock out percentage over McLaren's 21%.
Yuya Wakamatsu was the younger man by 3 years, at 26 years old.
Wakamatsu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 year and 7 months later than McLaren, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 33 to McLaren's 49.
Wakamatsu vs McLaren form
McLaren had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Aleksi Toivonen at ONE Championship – Reign of Dynasties on 9th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gary Mangat at ONE Championship – Mark of Greatness on 6th December 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Going into that contest, he Danny Kingad at ONE Championship – Dawn of Heroes on 2nd August 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
Before that, he had beat Tatsumitsu Wada at ONE Championship – Battle for the Heavens on 7th July 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China.
He had won against Gianni Subba at ONE Championship – Visions of Victory on 9th March 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Wakamatsu's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
McLaren's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.